ISBN 9788132104667,Alien Technology : Coping with Modern Mysteries

Alien Technology : Coping with Modern Mysteries


Ananda Mitra


SAGE India



SAGE India

Publication Year 2010

ISBN 9788132104667

ISBN-10 8132104668


Number of Pages 224 Pages
Language (English)

Information Technology

This book explores the consequences of technological alienation on individuals and communities in the modern time. We have already started witnessing situations in which those who are alienated from technologies are at the mercy of those who are ?in the know? and this may even lead to the creation of something like a new class system based on technology literacy. This book explores complex technologies, presents ways of identifying the levels of alienation and suggests remedies for overcoming the alienation and becoming better and empowered users of technology. The book offers alienation scales in questionnaires at the end of every chapter dealing with technology alienation which would serve very handy for the readers. Replete with examples and written in lucid language, its humourous, tongue-in-cheek style will engage the reader. Table of Contents Preface The Law of Technological Alienation The Cup Holder on My PC is Broken Maybe My Monitor`s Out of Ink Computer Problems? Don't Go Nuts I Can Fix This I Am Glad I Don't Know Those Who Know Are in Control What Do I Need to Do? Preliminary Steps Notes Index